Exploring Rural Health and Public Health Ethics: Tuskegee’s Story

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the Office of Public Health Practice within the School of Public Health will be sponsoring an educational site visit to Tuskegee University. Students participating in this full-day experience will have the opportunity to meet Tuskegee public health students, tour the campus to learn about the history of the University, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male*, and hear from with panel of community members panel to learn about rural health experiences.

*The ethical violations in this study led to a reevaluation of research ethics and the development of policies to protect the rights and well-being of research participants. By learning this history and its ethical implications, public health practitioners can better understand the importance of ethical practices in research and healthcare.

1. This trip will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. We will depart the SOPH at 7:00 AM SHARP via charter bus and will return by 5:30 PM. If you are late, the bus will not wait for you and your money will not be refunded.

2. The cost of this trip is $10. This will cover your transportation to/from Birmingham, snacks on the bus, and lunch. Cash or check payments can be made in person in RPHB 543 between the hours of 9 AM – 4 PM. You may also mail your check to: The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, 1720 2nd Ave. S. , RPHB 543, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022. Checks should be made payable to UAB. Please email ophp@uab.edu if financial assistance is needed in order to participate.**

3. The deadline to register and submit payment is Monday, March 18, 2024, at 5PM CT.

**Payments become non-refundable within a 2-week window preceding the trip.